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Bruce Campbell
Instruction Set Piece
April 6 - 29, 2012
Bruce Campbell - Instruction Set Piece, 2012

Bruce Campbell’s latest work, Instruction Set Piece, investigates two of the more influential organizing tropes of this past century’s art making – semantics and formalism – and their relation to the theatrical nature of viewing art. Concentric cubic volumes of painted aluminum initially overwhelm the viewer in size but then decrease in scale. Each face of the cube structures is constructed as a letterform. To read each portion of the composition, the viewer must enter and interact within the space of the sculpture. The layers of structure and language create an absurd spatial haiku suggestive of potential actions or of descriptive narrative. The work in this exhibition was made possible with the support of Chashama.

Bruce Campbell received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. His work has been exhibited locally at the Abington Art Center, Arcadia University, and Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art. Further afield his work has been included in exhibitions at the Arlington Museum of Art (TX), the Salt Lake Art Center (UT), and The Luminary in St. Louis (MO). In 2002 Campbell was awarded the DeGolyer Award from the Dallas Museum of Art and was in residence at Art Farm in Nebraska in 2005. He is a resident artist in the Chashama Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY where he lives and works.